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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. mitt romney referred to trickle down government and said he doesn't think that is something the american people believe in. twitter says last night's debate was the most tweeted about event in twitter's history. mitt romney was the clear winner according to twitter. they found 47,000 tweets with the word romney in there, versus 30,000 referring to president obama. in 30 minutes, what a lot of people are talking about, mitt romney's comment about cutting funding for pbs. a local station tells us how the viewers are responding. >>> fbi investigating the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens, spent 12 hours at the scene of the attack. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed one month ago. attorney general eric holder said the probe has been ongoing and it took till now to visit because of security problems. >>> dedication. dedication to finish the job that they started. so now he is home. >> the final farewell to a marine, 70 years over due. >> i am back here at 5:20 p.m. cooled off today, 10-15 degrees in some places. the weekend is coming, how much cooler coul
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
accomplishments and did not counter many of the charges thrown his way by governor romney. >> i saw the president's vision as trickle down government and i don't think that is what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> mitt romney celebrated the successful first day bait with a surprise pit stop there in denver. he is set to attends events in virginia later today. >>> the polls conducted last night suggest mitt romney was the clear winner of the efficiency presidential debate. a cnn poll of 430 people who watched the debate showed 67% thought romney won compared to 25% who thought president obama won. the cbs news poll of undecided voters found 46% siding with romney, 22% for mr. obama. and 32% saying it was a tie. >>> here is some of what both the president and romney said during last night's debate. >> i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> over the last two years healthcare premiums have gone up it is
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, that's sales man ship. >> the president also went after romney for saying he would crack down on big bird and pbs. >> at ktvu.com we posted more of the president's address. you will find it in the video player on the front page. >> romney told a crowd in virginia today they encourage him. >> you may have noticed we had a debate and -- that was a good debate. i enjoyed that debate. >> also today he appeared before the virginia military institute where he declared the quote hope is not a strategy. he said the president has failed to lead in syria and help the rebels topple the president. >>> paul ryan will face off in a debate against joe biden. today he was still on the campaign trail where he was introduced by kid rock to a crowd in michigan. biden is prepping for the debate. he said he has been studying campaign positions and promises to hold ryan responsible while sticking to the facts. you can watch it live here on ktvu channel 2news. it starts at six. a special edition of the news. >> the polls opened up in many counties for early voting. kara lieu says why -- some votes may not
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
reject to what mr. romney just said about the trickle-down approach. >>+ amid talk specifically about what i think we need to do. first, we've got to improve our we have made enormous progress drawing ideas both from democrats and republicans that are already starting to show gains in some of the toughest to deal with students. we have a program called race to the top that has raised standards are around the country. i want to hire 100,000 new math and sciencc teachers and create 2 million more stott -- spots in our community colleges so that people can get trained for the jobs that are out there right now. and i want to make sure that we keep tuition low for our young people. when it comes to our tax code, governor romney and i both agree that our corporate tax rate is too high. i want to lower it, particularly for manufacturing. i also want to close those loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping jobs overseas. i want to provide tax breaks for companies that are investing here in the united states. on energy, governor romney and i both agreed that we
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
romney also didn't back down when the two butted hads over tax plans. the president says romney's plans will raise taxes or increase the deficit. >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a 5 trillion dollar tax cut on top of the extension of bush tax cuts another trillion dollars and 2 trillion in military spending they have not asked for. >> first of all i don't have a 5 trillion dollar tax cut or a tax cut of the scale you are talking about. >> romney says he will offset cuts by closing loopholes and reducing reductions but vague on which ones. they will face off again later in new york and florida. both candidates are back on the campaign trail today. mitt romney in virginia while the president has campaign stops in colorado and wisconsin. jacqueline feld, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the corporation kitchen aid is apologizing for a tweet sent from their account during the debate. the message refered to a moment when president obama was talking about his grandmother's death, highlighting the purpose of medicare and social security. a tweet posted by a -- by kitchen aide said o
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
bring down the rates. >> aggressive romney talks about what he will cut. >> i will eliminate all programs by this test. is the program so critical it is worth -- >> governor mitt romney is going to have a busy first day because he is going to repeal obama care among democrats as you can sitting down with them. >> and the next presidential debate is on october 16th in new york. >> time now 4:33, people gathered at debate watch parties and over flow crowds showed up in san jose and among those, political science professors. i think mitt romney did a great job, obama looked a little off his game. i think mitt romney did a better job tonight. >> i think the winner is the president because he is the president and his opponent has to be able to say why he should be better than the incumbent and i don't think that was necessarily done tonight. >> and a debate feels 6 5% feels mitt romney won compared to 2 5% for the president. and 48% for mitt romney, compared to 2 5% for the president. >>> and fact statements you will find that on our website www.ktvu.com. >>> they will replace the dea
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
healthy life. >>> he is going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> the criticisms directed at mitt romney during his san francisco appearances. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. . >>> welcome back, i am pam cook, time now is just about 5:30, are we going to need an umbrella? >> are you going fishing? >> no. >> well, it looks like they want to stay close to the coast up the marin points south, but overall partly cloudy skies, and breezy, here is sal. >>> traffic does look good as you head to the toll place alexander it looks lightly traveled on doyle drive. also looking at the san mateo bridge that traffic is fine. let's go back to the desk. >>> just a few hours from now, president barack obama will head out of the bay area in the battle ground state of ohi
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm PDT
calling governor romney's tax plan a relapse to the past. >> it's to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: some supporters were surprised by forgiving of the president's debate performance. >> it shows he's human. he's like a regular person. >> i'm really rooting for him and hoping he can pull out some good arguments in his next debate and we'll see his poll numbers jump back up. >> reporter: the president told them to maintain enthusiasm. they need to be obsessive to help him get reelected. he's now on his way to ohio. he is scheduled to address a crowd of supporters at ohio state university later today. in san francisco, ally, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> mitt romney is also headed to ohio later dead, but made a stop in iowa beforehand. he wasted no time responding to the president's latest ad that pits romney against sesame street's big bird. >> these are tough times with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week spends the last week talking about big bird. >> romney s
FOX
Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
debate. and mr. obama kept looking down, while romney was making points, or criticizing him or attacking him. but, i have to think that is debate 101, that you would tell your candidate, always assume you you are on camera and that, you know, looking at you, even if the other guy is speaking? >> you know, it is funny, though, chris, debate history, presidential debate history is replete with examples of where candidates don't pay attention to how they look, and how they say things, and are only worried about what they say. but, audiences tell us that they take as much as 65% of their meaning from how candidates -- how people say things. you know, so you have the famous george bush looking at his watch, or al gore, sighing in the debate, and this time around, we have the president, who seems to be disinterested. who seems to be irritated and not focused on the debate. >> chris: what do you tell a candidate to do when the other guy is speaking? or even attacking? >> well, you know, certainly, you can take notes, you can look out at the audience but every now and then you need to
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> reporter: mitt romney told supporters in abington, virginia the country hasn't come far enough. >> now, we can do better. we don't have to stay on the path we've been on. >> reporter: businesses added 114,000 jobs in september, slower than growth earlier in the summer. romney pointed out the unemployment rate doesn't reflect people who stopped looking for work. >> if the same share of people were participating in the work force today, as on the day the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> reporter: 8.8 million people lost their jobs during the recession, just under half of those jobs have been added back. that means millions of jobs still to go and a task that will take longer than the 32 days remaining until the election. in washington, emily smith, ktvu channel 2news. >>> google plans to expand cuts in its motorola mobility division outside the united states. that information was part of a google filing with the securities and exchange commission. google announced in august, it
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more. >> are we going to double down on the policies that got us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism. >> reporter: romney often looked directly at the president who instead addressed most of his responses to the audience, or the moderator. the debate remained sizzled, mitt romney went after the president for green energy, and high profile companies in the bay area. >> you put $90 billion, like 50 years worth of breaks, into solar and wind. i have a friend who say you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers. >> reporter: the president said his plan doesn't add up. >> i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> reporter: tonight's debate might also be remembered for what the president did not bring up, his successes, such as the turn around of the auto industry, and the romney gaffes what romney said 47% see themselves as victims. >> live outside the debate convenient new in denver, where thousands gathered to watch the candidates. >> reporter: frank, we
FOX
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
americans. john mccain has debated for mitt romney and he is not expecting any major break throughs this moment. >> i can't remember whether it was the last time it was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention. he turned the race upside down and the debate will be campaigning in colorado today. >> well one week from today, he returns to raise some campaign cash. he will be hosting a dinner in san francisco and that dinner will be followed by a concert. they go up to $7,500 for premium seats and a chance to take a picture with the president. musical guests have not been announced. >>> there are several new laws here and coming up, the bills the governor approved on the last day to act. >>> today is the third straight spare the air day, they are avoiding gas barbecues and they are encouraged to take transportation and marks the 10th spare the air day of the season. >> how is the commute doing so far? >> right now traffic is doing well around the bay area, as a matter of fact if you are driving any time soon, you should doing fine. and 880 southbound that traffic is moving a
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
happening down in new orleans, makes no sense, tells me the bullet has not been taken out. >> releasing the video is a transparent to change the subject to mitt romney's more recent talks and he took a break while mitt romney went somewhere else. the two scare off from denver. reporting live allison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> people around the bay area are invited to watch debating parties tonight and it will be in san mateo count and antioch starting 5:30 tea party express are holding events at a group called technology for obama will hold a debate party. >>> they will challenging california's new law to ban therapy that tries to turn gay or lesbians straight. they are asking them to rule the law unconstitutional. governor brown signed the law and it is scheduled to go in effect january 1st. >>> they are talking about suzy the dog. she ran out in front of a car, he slammed on his breaks thinking he avoided hitting her and somebody flagged him down saying there is a dog sticking out the grill of your car. animal control officers came, pulled her out of the grill, she was in shoc
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
-ial, but i think he'll be able to explain a very complex issue in a very broken-down way. just break it down to the way people can understand it. >> reporter: democrat leaders say they believe there is still a large segment of voters still on the fence. >> but if romney ends up making a lot of negative comments and quips, that's not positive. that's not what people are tuning in for. they want to hear a positive vision for the future and i believe that's what president obama will do tonight. >> reporter: in less than half an hour, we will find out and we will have reaction and analysis right after the debate. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the latest polls sow that the race for president is very close. but mitt romney is behind in many of the key battleground states, so obviously a lot is riding on this debate for mitt romney. we go now to paul. >> reporter: frank, i tell you what, as you said, mitt romney is trailing in some polls. some polls have him tied. but a lot of people say it's romney's night to shine. this is the contra costa county republican part
FOX
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
home run and turn the presidential race upside down. mitt romney heads to denver today, ahead of that debate. you can watch the first debate live from denver wednesday night right here. the debate begins at 6:00 p.m. >>> 8:40. one week from today, president obama comes back here to the bay area to raise campaign cash. he will host a $20,000 a plate dinner in san francisco. a concert will follow the dinner. concert tickets start at $100 and go up to 7500 for premium seats and a photo opportunity. at this point, though, the musical guests have not been announced. the notorious bank robbery love birds, bonnie & clyde with still linked to big money. 78 years after their death. >> two of the guns that carried on the day they died sold in auction, bringing in more than $500,000 at a new hampshire auction. collide's pocket watch -- clyde's pocket watch brought in another $36,000 and even an aspirin tin sold for more than $11,000. >>> a 19-year-old man recovering after falling off a water slide. it happened at six flags hurricane harbor in santa clarita. authorities say he bypassed, got past
FOX
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
, the bold solutions, mitt romney never once asked me to temper anything down, he said go out there and sell this. >> chris: you talk about the hand-wringing and there was a report, this weekend, that you were talking to conservative commentators, trying to get them to stay on board and not to jump ship and get discouraged, but in the course of the conversations you have admitted the campaign made missteps. >> i think, first of all, 47%, mitt, acknowledges himself, that was and in articulate way of describing how we are worried, more people are dependents on government, because they have no economic opportunities and, what we are trying to do to create upper mobility and reduce dependency by getting people off welfare and back to work and yes, we have had missteps, but at the end of the day the choice is really clear. and we are giving people a very clear choice. we have pro-growth solutions, opportunity and upward mobility and a dynamic economy, you have a president promises four more years of stagnation and dependency, like the last four years and here and there we haven't been ab
FOX
Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
is ticking down to wednesday's debate with president obama and romney getting ready to go head to head for the first time and supporters weighing in on who is best prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue mitt has had a lot more recent experience obviously. also, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> through at least 20 debates in the course of the primaries and gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater. . republican said they think is he a great debater. >> reporter: romney used rob port man to act as his opponent while preparing for the debates and kerry played the role of romney's stand in. >> the president has a day job. he has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much romney is practicing, practicing, practicing. i think people should expect romney to come in very prepared, he will -- he will do very well because he has done well in all the debates. >> i think sometimes we expect a major breakthrough, you know -- the comment that doesn't happen very often. happened with
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
nominee mitt romney who surged in the polls following wednesday's debate arguing unemployment rate should be closer to 11% and the latest data are misleading. >> the reason it's come down is due to the fact more and more people have stopped looking for work. >>> the labor report cuts into romney's surge. >>> romney had a very strong debate performance but this diminishes it because it takes the attention off the debate and puts the attention on a recovering economy. >> questions raised by prominent romney backer ge executive jack welch put the challenger in a tough spot. >> if he agrees with it, where's the evidence? and if he disagrees with it, once of his principle supporters is problematic. >> set to release one more job's report four days before the november election. ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now. the rate dropped from 8.1% because the number of people who got jobs soared. biggest monthly jump since 2003. 86,000 more jobs were added in july and august. >>> tonight at 10:30 what we found when we asked people about the economy and whether they've seen an improvement.
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
morning and in a speech last night, he said mitt romney's economic plan would be bad for the country. >> i have seen too much pain and struggle to let this country get hit with another top down economics. -- is another round of top down economics. >> a tech round table war 25 supports -- where 25 supporters paid $40,000 each, the president was heard and they were there to support president barack obama. >> i want to give all the support i can and i get to see the president. >> protesters also showed up to greet the president. there were protesters against the war and protesters against the crackdown on medical marijuana. >>> in criticizing mitt romney for cutting public funding for public television including sesame street, elmo is now on the run. >> elmo has been seen in a white suburban. he is driving for the border. >> now that comment is being interpreted as a comment to o.j. simpson who fled in a white bronco after his wife was killed. >>> meantime mitt romney is sounding more confident on the campaign trail coming up at 6:15, the new poll members showing the strong presidential
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
stations have actually passed the $5 mark. a few of the station owners have actually shut down the pumps rather than charging the higher price to break even. reporting live in san jose janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in election news this morning republican presidential nominee mitt romney is talking about his controversial comments on the 47%. >> i was completely wrong. and i believe however that my life has shown that i care about it 100%. >> video surfaced of romney showing nearly half of americans americans are victims depending on the government. the obama campaign is regrouping following wednesday's debate in denver. some democrats say they are surprised that president obama didn't bring up mitt romney's 47% comment. the campaign said the president was focusing on the moderators questions. both are waiting for the latest jobs report. they will release september numbers in less than 30 minutes nod. coming up at 5:15 we will take you to our washington, d.c. bureau with more on why some say this is the most important report of the year. >>> time now about 5:07. let's
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
. police say the man and his wife were told to lie down on the floor while the thieves stole cash and a handgun. no serious injuries were reported. police say they don't think this robbery was a random one. >>> 8:03. president obama and mitt romney are fine-tuning their message ahead of tonight's debate in denver. it's the first time in years they will be face to face. coming up in about ten minutes we'll hear more about how their approach could differ from what we've seen on the campaign trail. >>> the news just gets better and better for oakland as' fans. not only will the team make the playoffs they could win the division today and the team will stay in the east bay for a while. alex savidge is live at the coliseum where eager fans are lining up. some of the fans feeling very confident. the players are feeling confident as they head into this one-game showdown with the divisional title on the line. the as would be division champions. you can bet the coliseum will be getting loud for this -- for this game. the as beat the rangers put them in the race. an incredible feat. now, if the
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
down last monday reducing already low supplies in the state. governor romney ordered state smog regulators. drivers are, of course, frustrated at the pump. >> i think the prices are ridiculous. people are working. it's too high. way too high. i try not to drive unless i really have. >> reporter: to be cab drivers and pizza delivery drivers, they say not drive something not an option. now, living here in california, you are used to paying more for -- more for california, but this means you are paying $8 -- 84 cents more a gallon compared to the national average. matt keller, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in overnight news, police are investigating a shooting that injured one person last night. you can see the bullet holes here. we do not know the victim's condition. so far no arrests have been made. >>> an investigation is underway after a body was found in a car in east weekend at richie and olive streets. police say the body was wrapped in cloth and appeared to have been in that car for a while. investigators have not said if the body was that of a man or a woman. >> we now know the
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